K is for Kyanite: A-to-Z Challenge

Kyanite is on my must-have list; it is from the line of raw looking gemstone watercolors from Daniel Smith.  It is a naturally sparkling not-quite lavender blue grey, yummy, and it is winging its way to me to day!  Soon I will paint with this extraordinary soft color.

Kyanite’s name comes from the word for deep blue, “kyanos“.  Because it is a silicate mineral, it shimmers slightly.  It can come in a green blue to dark blue, above.  I wear it too, and according to folklore, it is said to help with communication and meditation, probably due to the throat chakra color.  Travelers took kyanite with them and suspended it to create a makeshift compass.

Kyanite and green prehnite necklace set for sale by me on Zibbet.


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Dark Blue Kyanite and Denim Blue Kyanite courtesy Wikipedia.

About dkatiepowellart

hollywood baby turned beach gurl turned steel&glass city gurl turned cowgurl turned herb gurl turned green city gurl. . . artist writer photographer. . . cat lover but misses our big dogs, gone to heaven. . . buddhist and interested in the study of spiritual traditions. . . foodie, organic, lover of all things mik, partner in conservation business mpfconservation, consummate blogger, making a dream happen, insomniac who is either reading buddhist teachings or not-so-bloody mysteries or autobio journal thangs early in the morning when i can't sleep
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1 Response to K is for Kyanite: A-to-Z Challenge

  1. slfinnell says:

    Lovely gemstone!


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